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Doctor Depression and Mental Fatigue Increase Medical Errors

A recent study revealed that physician depression and burnout directly correlates to medical mistakes. As the number of fatalities from preventable medical errors continues to plague the American ...
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Failure to Monitor Pitocin Administration Can Lead to Serious Birth Injuries

In many situations, when labor and delivery slows, doctors will administer Pitocin (a synthetic form of oxytocin), in order to induce contractions and help labor progress. Oxytocin is a naturally ...
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Anesthesia Errors may be Fatal

According to news family of woman who died following a CT scan has been awarded $29.5million following a medical malpractice wrongful death trial. Evidence presented at trial to the jury revealed that ...
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Cosmetic Surgery Risks

The number of cosmetic medical procedures has skyrocketed over the last decade, with many people undergoing what they believe to be simple procedures that end with unintended – sometimes deadly ...
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Delay in Diagnosis of Flesh Eating Bacteria Leads to Death

Reports indicate that a woman died following an alleged delay in diagnosis of "necrotizing fasciitis," also known as flesh eating bacteria. According to numerous sources, after returning ...
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Improved Hospital Employee Satisfaction Improves Patient Safety

A new study shows that improved staff communication and engagement may lead to improved safety and reduce the incidence of medical malpractice. According to data collected by a healthcare research ...
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What is Medical Malpractice?

What is Medical Malpractice? In general, medical malpractice/medical negligence refers to the situation where a medical health professional, such as a doctor, nurse or other hospital staff acts below ...
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Reducing Diagnostic Errors Key to Improving Patient Safety

Over the last several years, much has been made of the finding that preventable medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Studies estimate that roughly 700 people a ...
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The importance of pre-term identification of risk factors

Cerebral palsy is one of the more common birth injuries, with the severity ranging from mild to severe. In the worst cases, individuals with cerebral palsy are unable to care for themselves, suffering ...
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Fathers' employer may be held liable for children born with birth defects

A recent lawsuit examines the exposure of men to toxic chemicals at the workplace and whether the family’s may maintain personal injury lawsuits on behalf of their children who were born with ...
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Birth Injury Award will Help Pay for Future Medical Care

Recently, a jury awarded a 6-year-old girl $40.3 million in a birth injury case. According to the lawsuit, the girl’s spinal cord was injured during her delivery, leaving her unable to stand on ...
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Incidence of Hospital-Acquired Infections on The Rise

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the incidence of hospital acquired infections is on the rise, with more than one million patients in the United States contracting sepsis each ...
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Failure to Monitor Prescription Drug Use May Constitute Medical Malpractice

A recently filed lawsuit asserts that a prescription error led to the death of a California man. Various different types of prescription errors may form the basis of a medical malpractice lawsuit. For ...
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Would patient safety improve if surgical procedures were recorded?

Preventable medical errors continue to plague America’s hospitals, with medical mistakes being the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer. While some ...
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Lack of consent may constitute medical malpractice

A recent lawsuit against a California obstetrician has raised questions about what it means to give informed consent to a procedure and whether a doctor may be held liable if he or she performs ...
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Increased use of electronic record keeping linked to medical errors

As preventable medical errors continue to be one of the leading causes of death in the United States, patient advocates explore ways to improve safety – and eliminate errors. In fact, statistics ...
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$26M Jury Verdict Awarded in Birth Injury Case

Recently, a jury awarded over $26 million to a young girl in a birth injury lawsuit. The 7-year-old girl was born deaf and suffered other health complications. Had the obstetrician provided better ...
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Medical Malpractice from EHRs use on the Rise

One method aimed at curtailing the incidence of medical malpractice has steadily led to an increase in patient injury. The number of medical malpractice claims based on errors resulting from ...
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Hospital Acquired Infections May Be the Result of Negligent Medical Care

An unexpected but increasingly common complication of a hospital stay is developing an infection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) roughly 650,000 patients in the U.S. ...
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Failure to Diagnose May Be Malpractice

Many times you go to the doctors because something just doesn't feel right. You may have an unexplained pain in your breast, or are experiencing constant headaches, or have difficulty breathing. ...
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What are the top causes of Medical Malpractice?

An alarming number of patients in the United States die each year from medical mistakes, with the most recent statistics placing the numbers in excess of 200,000. Thousands more suffer serious, even ...
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Caps on damages punish victims

Recently congress passed legislation seeking to limit the amount of damages victims of medical malpractice could receive as compensation for their pain and suffering. This bill is similar to ...
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What do I do if my child has suffered a birth injury?

Parents who learn their child has suffered a birth injury are often left with dozens of questions concerning next steps including what treatment options are available? What will my child’s ...
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Supreme Court to Determine if Medical Malpractice Case Can Be Maintained Against Review Board

Later this year, California Supreme Court will hear a case that could have far-reaching consequences on medical malpractice lawsuits in the state. In King v. CompPartners, the Supreme Court will ...
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Woman Awarded $46 Million in Damages in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

A jury has awarded a Georgia woman $46 million in damages following a medical malpractice jury trial. In this case, the woman gave birth to a child, then suffered a variety of complications after ...
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